Zvex Vexter Box Of RockRegular price $200.00
This Box of Rock simulates Zachary’s favorite amp turned up all the way, a 1966 Marshall JTM45. The tone control adjusts brightness and there’s a high-headroom low-noise boost.
The Box of Rock is ZVEX Effect’s first “distortion” pedal, highly specialized to simulate the “everything on 10” sound of a classic Marshall JTM45 non-master-volume amplifier. You may use the Box of Rock effectively with many different amplifiers. Once you’ve set your maximum needed drive on the pedal, use your guitar’s volume control to adjust for the exact amount of distortion you need, all the way down to very clean and clear with most drive settings. You will notice the words “distortron engine” on the Vexter version of this pedal (no, that’s not a misprint) on the pedal. The Box of Rock also contains an extremely high-headroom, unity-to-50X gain booster with nominal input impedance and low hiss. It is very similar to the SHO boost circuit, with refinements to make it sound more like a standard amp input and less glassy. The boost channel can be used alone or in conjunction with the “distortron engine” channel. The boost channel follows the distortion channel so that the distortion is able to hit your amp harder (at a higher volume) when both switches are engaged, for boosting solos and what-not. Look out when boosting what-not.
SPECIFICATIONS Uses 1 9V battery (preferably alkaline, but the unit is shipped with a carbon-zinc battery). The low current operation of this pedal’s circuit will give you a long battery life. Current draw is approximately 3mA. A DC power jack (standard Boss configuration with center negative) is provided on the side of the pedal. Use a high-quality 9V adaptor for all high-gain effects!
Pedal Dimensions (LxWxH): 4.70" x 2.38" x 1.82"